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  • Planet A because there is no Planet B

    Blogpost by nick - November 23, 2009 at 16:33 2 comments

    Here in the Greenpeace office, focus has well and truly shifted to the campaign’s big finale for 2009 – simultaneous marches in Auckland and Wellington, and a free concert in Myers Park at the end of the Auckland march, featuring Opshop, Midnight Yout... Read more >

  • I am because you are

    Blogpost by nick - November 20, 2009 at 13:48

    Kumi NaidooKumi Naidoo, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes:

    In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by the relationships you have with ... Read more >

  • Some disturbing stuff

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - November 20, 2009 at 9:35

    Today I spotted a couple of items in the media that are a timely reminder that urgent action on climate really is needed and that New Zealand has to play its part.

    The first thing I noticed was an article in the Independent, a UK newspaper warning th... Read more >

  • Lucy Lawless and Jim Salinger offer Key Copenhagen cash

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - November 18, 2009 at 17:10

    Our fearless ambassadors travelled the Capital today, to gift the Prime Minister nearly $5,000 fundraised through the Key to Copenhagen project. Lucy Lawless and Jim Salinger rocked up to Parliament, with a giant Copenhagen boarding pass and a fat che... Read more >

  • Tying the Copenhagen knot or just catching bouquets?

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - November 18, 2009 at 11:40

    There has been a lot of speculation in the media over what will be decided at the Copenhagen climate talks. Will a legally binding agreement be reached? Will it be a “politically binding agreement?”  Will it be something else?  The real answer is that... Read more >

  • Lessons from Amsterdam

    Blogpost by geoff - November 18, 2009 at 9:48

    I’ve arrived at the Greenpeace International office in Amsterdam where I’ll be based for the next couple of weeks. It’s a better option than flying to and from Europe prior to Copenhagen.

    The first thing you notice in Amsterdam (apart from the wonderfu... Read more >

  • One step forward one step back

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - November 17, 2009 at 9:31

    It seems that with Copenhagen, we get one step forward then drop one back. The question now is, where does this leave us?

    Let’s look first at the good to come out of the last week. There was a HUGE shift in the commitment of global leaders to attend ... Read more >


    Fonterra Climate Crime
    Fonterra Climate Crime

    Just before dawn this morning Greenpeace activists shut down a pit in the Southland  'New Vale'  lignite coalmine.


    The dirty lignite coal is used by Fonterra to help fuel operations at its nearby Edendale dairy facto... Read more >

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